Moments in Kentucky
Legislative History

Presented by the Kentucky Historical Society


Many bills passed during the nineteenth century by the Kentucky General Assembly dealt with road construction. For example, on February 23, 1837, an act was approved to incorporate companies to construct dirt turnpike roads from Glasgow to Bowling Green and from Bowling Green to Scotsville. Another, passed that same day, provided for construction of a turnpike from Burlington to Covington with tolls of six cents for a man and horse, nine cents for a two-wheeled carriage, and two cents for droves of horses or mules.

toll house

Toll house operated by the John T. Chafin family near Sharpsburg, Bath County, circa 1887. Donated by William B. Dulaney. KHS Collections.

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